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MW2 Stuck On Installing? Here’s A Quick Fix

Modern Warfare 2
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

Fans eager to play Modern Warfare 2 for the first time are on occasion finding themselves coming up with a roadblock as their game installation is freezing.

Luckily like your squadmates in Task Force 141 – we’re here to help support you so you can get your boots on the ground a little quicker.

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How To Fix Installing Stuck On MW2

The simplest way to fix this error is to restart your game client. Make sure to completely close the game and not just quit to the dashboard. Press Start/Menu on the tile, and then select “Close Game”.

Meanwhile on PC, make sure to close not just the game but also your Battle.net client or Steam, depending on which you’re using. Restart the client and the game, and hopefully that’ll see you right.

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Unfortunately, installation being stuck could be due to having poor Wi-Fi that is triggering slow speeds.

Here’s how you can make installation faster if it’s stuck due to poor connection:

  • Make sure no other games are downloading / updating in the background
  • Disable all apps that are not being used
  • Disconnect other devices from Wi-Fi if they’re not being used
  • Ideally use ethernet connection
  • If using Wi-Fi make sure it’s not being hogged by your neighbors
  • Use a fast VPN

The game is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.

How Long Does Installing MW2 Take?

The installation speed of MW2 will depend on your internet connection and how many of the tips above you are following. Whether you have a digital copy or the actual disk, MW2 has a massive game file that consists of anywhere between 35 to 80+ GBs, which only accounts for the base game alone.

As you can imagine, this has left some fans wondering how long it will take to complete the MW2 download. Though there isn’t a set time frame for the duration, you can expect MW2’s installation to last between an hour to over three hours. Keep in mind that MW2 does come with Warzone 2, which by itself, comes with a hefty file size.

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MW2 Installing Stuck FAQ

Why won’t my Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 install?

There’s no definitive answer to this. However, it could range between platform problems or connection issues including poor Wi-Fi speeds, you’ll have to troubleshoot to find out.

Why is my Modern Warfare 2 installation progress at 0?

This seems to be a reoccurring issue and it can indicate that if you’re playing the game while it’s still downloading, it may be stuck on 0% until you allow the game to fully download.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Release Date:

28 October 2022